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Copland, Aaron
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF PART OF "A LINCOLN PORTRAIT FOR SPEAKER AND ORCHESTRA", SIGNED AND DATED ("AARON COPLAND (1942)")
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8,00010,000
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Copland, Aaron
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF PART OF "A LINCOLN PORTRAIT FOR SPEAKER AND ORCHESTRA", SIGNED AND DATED ("AARON COPLAND (1942)")
Estimate
8,00010,000
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Copland, Aaron
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF PART OF "A LINCOLN PORTRAIT FOR SPEAKER AND ORCHESTRA", SIGNED AND DATED ("AARON COPLAND (1942)")
the original first page of the short score, notated in black ink on four three-stave systems and one four-stave system, with autograph tempo and expression markings, containing some erasures and alterations

1 page, folio (c.36.5 x 26cm), 24-stave translucent paper, the verso unruled and blank, no place, 1942, some browning, small hole with a word excised, some paper loss to margins


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Catalogue Note

Copland's Lincoln Portrait is one of his most frequently-performed orchestral works.  It incorporates spoken excerpts from Lincoln's speeches, and nineteenth-century American tunes, with Copland's own preludes and accompaniments. Of the score, Copland wrote: "The first section opens with a somber sound of violins and violas playing a dotted figure that turns into a melodic phrase by the eighth bar...my purpose was to draw a simple but excessive frame around Lincoln himself". 

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